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Haradinaj: Kosovo to apply for EU candidate status in 2018 (Kallxo)

By   /  10/11/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

Prime Minister of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj, said today at a conference organised by the Balkans Policy research Group that the government’s goal was to create conditions for Kosovo to apply for EU candidate status in 2018. Haradinaj also called on the EU to intensify bilateral relations with Kosovo and that there was no alternative to […]

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Kosovo institutions reconfirm commitment to EU integration (Koha)

By   /  09/11/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

In a meeting with the head of the EU Office in Kosovo and Special Representative Nataliya Apostolova, Kosovo’s Minister for European Integration Dhurata Hoxha formally submitted Kosovo’s Country Report. Hoxha emphasized the importance of the report as a key instrument through which the EU can measure progress made by Kosovo institutions since the last report […]

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Haradinaj: Kosovo to get EU candidate status by 2019 (RTK)

By   /  03/11/2017  /  Articles from Kosovo media  /  No Comments

In a meeting today, the government of Kosovo discussed implementation of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) and Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj said all relevant institutions should work hard to make sure Kosovo receives EU candidate status by 2019. “We have identified key priorities for 2018,” said Haradinaj explaining that these include the European Reform […]

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Joining the EU is a marathon, says Serbian PM (Euractive)

By   /  03/10/2017  /  International  /  No Comments

EXCLUSIVE / Serbia and Montenegro are seen as the two Western Balkan frontrunners to join the EU but Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić told EURACTIV.com in a wide-ranging interview that joining the soon-to-be 27-country bloc is a matter of endurance and not a competition. “For Serbia, joining the EU is like a marathon,” Brnabić told […]

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DSS: Serbia should get out from vicious cycle of European integration (Tanjug, Blic)

By   /  14/08/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Democratic Party of Serbia (DSS) called upon all political stakeholders to state their opinion on the EU conditions, adding the time has come to Serbia to get out from the vicious cycle of the European integration and focus on regulating its own society, freed from the Brussels tutoring, Serbian media reported. Leader of DSS, Milos […]

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Kosovo recognition would be high price, said German politician (Politika, Tanjug, B92)

By   /  27/07/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

If a demand to recognize Kosovo were to be “delivered” as a condition for Serbia’s accession to the EU that would “be a high price to pay.” Tanjug is reporting this quoting philosopher and senior official of Alternative for Germany, Marc Jongen, whose party, according to estimates, will not only enter the German parliament in […]

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The depressing truth: No bright future for Western Balkans for decades to come (Igor Zlatojev, Prishtina Insight)

By   /  26/07/2017  /  Opinions  /  No Comments

At the current pace of reforms, it is irresponsible to tell the people of the Balkans that they have a European perspective. No, they don’t. Their children do. Regardless of what anyone might say about the speed of the Western Balkans’ EU accession, such as Federica Mogherini claiming that “it is largely up to Serbia […]

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“49% of Serbians would support EU membership in referendum” (Tanjug, B92)

By   /  24/07/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

If a referendum were to be held “tomorrow” asking whether they support Serbia’s EU membership, every other citizen – 49 percent – would vote “yes.” On the other hand, 66 percent think that reforms need to be implemented outside of the issue of EU membership. This is according to an opinion poll, dubbed “European orientation […]

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Svilanovic: No need to be afraid of dialogue (Blic, KIM Radio)

By   /  17/07/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, Goran Svilanovic thinks that the Belgrade-Pristina relation is one of the biggest political issues in a negotiation process with the EU, but neither Serbs nor Albanians should be afraid of dialogue, Blic daily reported. “It is true that the Belgrade-Pristina relation is one of the biggest political issues […]

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“Why is EU surprised, we’re not asking for trip to Mars” (BETA, Tanjug, B92)

By   /  14/07/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

President Aleksandar Vucic met on Thursday in Thessaloniki with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Serbia’s EU integration was discussed, while Juncker “confirmed the clear and unequivocal European perspective of Serbia,” said reports, citing a statement issued by the president’s press office. Vucic invited Juncker to visit Serbia during the mandate of the European Commission and […]

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Dacic: Sincere dialogue only way towards better life in Kosovo (BETA, N1, Kontakt plus radio)

By   /  11/07/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

Serbian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ivica Dacic stated Serbia is strategically oriented towards the European integration, dialogue and reconciliation, Serbian media reported. Dacic made these remarks at an informal meeting of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, taking place in Mauerbach, Austria, adding that Belgrade remains committed to the dialogue with Pristina under […]

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Hahn: Western Balkan EU Prospects Unquestionable (CorD)

By   /  06/07/2017  /  Serb. Monitoring  /  No Comments

European Commissioner For Regional Policy & Enlargement Johannes Hahn told CorD that the pace of negotiations depends on the progress countries make in implementing the necessary reforms. -Quality goes before speed, but I always say that it is good to be ambitious. The Berlin Process serves to drive that reform programme forward, always with a […]

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